We recently sat down for an interview with World of Warcraft lead producer J. Allen Brack and art director Chris Robinson to discuss some of the ideas that influenced the development of Fury of the Sunwell, the most recent content update for The Burning Crusade. While we were at it, we also picked the development team's brains about the lessons learned from The Burning Crusade and how they're influencing the design approach for Wrath of the Lich King....
Insider: Let's talk about some high-level design concepts for the Sunwell. We already mentioned that the Sunwell dungeon and raid will conclude the blood elf and draenei storylines, at least for the time being. Can you elaborate on that a little more?
J. Allen Brack: Without spoiling too much, it's true that some of the major story arcs of The Burning Crusade reach their conclusion in Fury of the Sunwell. There are big revelations for both the blood elves and the draenei, and players will also learn the fate of the remaining member of the bad guy triumvirate of Illidan, Vashj, and Kael'thas. In addition to Kael'thas, there's a new "ultimate villain" to defeat. Essentially, we're providing players with epic resolutions to The Burning Crusade's most visible story arcs.
Check out the full interview.
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